Whether you’re a three-mile stretch kind of man or more of a seasoned marathon runner, the right kit is almost as important as the exercise itself – so it’s time give your workout wardrobe a seasonal update. We’ve already heroed some front-runners for your feet and Nike’s techiest long-sleeved tees, so next up it’s three high-performing pairs of shorts engineered to keep you cool and dry, and guaranteed to help you go the distance in style.
TOP 3: RUNNING SHORTS
By Kasia Hastings, 20 March 2017
The sweat reducers
You can trace Reebok’s running gear back to 1895, so it’s no surprise to see the brand still producing some of the best activewear out there. Its black 2-In-1 shorts come with fluorescent form-fitting inner shorts cut from Speedwick fabric that actually draws sweat away from the body.
The khaki ones
Next up it’s a pair of shorts that prove you don’t have to stick to a completely black aesthetic to look like you know what you’re doing. The Nike Running 7 Pursuit 2-In-1s boast all the high-tech features you’ve come to expect but with the added bonus of some steezy colour.
Sure, moisture-managing Dri-FIT fabric, inbuilt briefs and perforated patches are impressive, but a khaki-green outer and contrasting cobalt-blue inner are what give these guys an edge. Go for a matching tee to tie your outfit together.
The OG ones
Or, if your gym style is a bit more OG, then Polo Ralph Lauren’s logo shorts will be a welcome addition to your arsenal. This pair have all the hallmarks of an old-school classic – fleece-back sweat, a longer straight cut and deeper side pockets.
Be sure to balance things out up top with an oversized tee to allow for some extra ventilation. Try a Ralph top to keep things high-grade, or go for a baggy printed tee to mix things up.